Maurizio CatinoVisiting Research Scholar
Associate professor of Sociology of organizations (University of Milan –Bicocca, Italy)
Ph.D. 2000 (Sociology), University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Short Bio: Maurizio Catino is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milan – Bicocca, Italy. He studies sociology of organization with a primary focus on the dark side of organizations: human error and organizational accidents, organizational myopia, high reliability organizations, organized crime. His current research projects include a study of the relationship between organizational structure and criminal behavior in Italian mafia organizations. He is the author of From Chernobyl to Linate. Technological Accidents or Organizational Errors? (Mondadori 2006) and Organizational Myopia. Rationality and Foresights Problems in Organizations (Cambridge University Press 2013). He has published several articles on learning from organizational errors and the problem of blame culture, medical error and defensive medicine, and the logics of inquiry in case of disasters. He is senior policy advisor to the “Italian Parliamentary Commission on Medical Errors”.
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2013 Organizational Myopia. Problems of Rationality and Foresight in Organizations, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).
2012 (with Gerardo Patriotta), “Learning from errors: Cognition, emotions and just culture at the Italian Air Force”, 2nd round of reviews at Organizational Studies.
2012 Capire le organizzazioni, Bologna, il Mulino (En. title: Understanding Organizations).
2011 “Why doctors practice defensive medicine? The side-effects of medical litigation”, Safety Science Monitor, Vol. 15, n. 1, pp. 1-12.
2010 “A multilevel model of accident analysis: The Linate disaster”, in Patrick Alvintzi and Hannes Eder (Eds.), Crisis Management, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
2010 (with G. Garzone et al.), “Communication failures in aviation accidents. Towards an integrated model”, in Arcibald, J. and Garzone, G. (Eds.), Discourse and Identities in Specialized Communication, Berna, Peter Lang.
2010 “Gatekeepers miopi? Aspetti organizzativi nel fallimento dei controlli”, Stato e Mercato, No. 89, agosto, pp. 219-253.
2009 “Blame culture and defensive medicine”, Cognition, Technology, and Work, Volume 11, No. 4, pp. 245-253.
2009 (with Sara Celotti), “The problem of human error and defensive medicine: Two Italian survey”, in Beuscart, R., Hackl, W. and Nøhr, C. (Eds.), Detection and Prevention of Adverse Drug Events: Information technologies and Human Factors, Amsterdam, IOS Press.
2008 “A Review of Literature: Individual Blame vs. Organizational Function Logics in Accident Analysis”, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 53-62.
2006 Da Chernobyl a Linate. Incidenti tecnologici o errori organizzativi? Milano, Bruno Mondadori (2nd Ed.) (En. title: From Chernobyl to Linate. Technological Accidents or Organizational Errors?).